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Marcia Cohn Spiegel

Marcia Cohn Spiegel

Marcia Cohn Spiegel was one of the first to speak out about alcoholism and domestic violence in the Jewish community, using her own experience to help others.

Marcia Cohn Spiegel

Marcia Cohn Spiegel was born in Chicago on October 16, 1927, and earned a B.A. in psychology from Rockford College in 1949. She was an active volunteer in her suburban community and synagogue until two simultaneous awakenings changed the course of her life: she discovered how few women were included in Jewish texts and anthologies, and at the same time she was forced to acknowledge that her husband was an alcoholic.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Marcia Cohn Spiegel." (Viewed on July 30, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/21517>.

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